Monday evening 26 sept @ NGHE Mediatheque, an evening of Talks & Films with Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records.
In a short time, the Portland, US-based Mississippi Records, as run by Eric Isaacson, has bypassed most antiquated record label conventions and has, through a few guiding principles and great taste, gained cult status, lots of sales and love and praise from all quarters.
Mississippi has produced over 150 releases on LP & 100 releases on cassette tape, a catalogue that crisscrosses borders, digging up joyous albums, singles and unheard songs that were being left under the bed, out in the shed and unloved by most record companies. They have managed to do this on a shoestring budget, without ever advertising or engaging in promotion of any kind & distributing only through DIY avenues.
A few years ago Eric began touring Europe, humbly presenting his ideas and personally imbued histories of music (often alongside Mississippi-affiliated artists) with resounding success, and a scorching trail of sell-out shows. He returns for another round of talks, DJ sets and archive films in Autumn 2016.
Trailer for ‘A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records’: https://vimeo.com/98225284
Trailer for ‘Film, stories & images from the Mississippi Records and Alan Lomax archive’: http://vimeo.com/63266123
++Surprise concert++ added to the lineup > >
Soema Montenegro (AR)
Argentinian folklore in a contemporary sound. Soema is a poet, shaman, a great cook and a first class singer. Intense and dramatic. In her music you can hear the rugged landscape and the culture of her native Argentina, from the pampas to the Andes mountains. Sensual, mysterious and overwhelming. Think of Meredith Monk meets Yma Sumac. French director Vincent Moon, founder of the “Take Away Shows”, made the symbolic number 100 with her in four parts, filmed in Buenos Aires. some clips here, here and here.
20h30 Soema Montenegro
21h30 Talk & Films by Eric Isaacson
23h00 listening dj set by Eric
See you around!